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23 Aug 2018 description

This report is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Lao PDR in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report may be issued in two weeks’ time on Thursday 6 September 2018.

Highlights

  • Last week tropical storm Bebinca hit the North of Laos causing the Mekong’s water level to rise.
    Human impact was minimal. However, forecast seasonal rains will continue to hinder access to camps. Some areas remain accessible only by helicopter. Damaged bridges are being repaired and/or replaced.

17 Aug 2018 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator Lao PDR in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report is expected to be issued on Thursday 23 August 2018.

Highlights

  • The Sekaman hydro-power plant in Attapeu has released water today as river levels are rising due to continuous rain in the area.

09 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

• The water level is receding in most affected areas, but road access remains difficult due to floods and mud. Some areas are accessible only by helicopter.

• Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, five are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area a National Disaster Zone.

• About 2,100 people in the Ban Bok camp and the three camps accessible only by air require additional support.

07 Aug 2018 description

Key Figures

13,100 people affected in Sanamxay District

6,000 people evacuated to emergency shelters

13,100 people targeted in Sanamxay district

$5.6M requested (millions)

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

• Provide life-saving assistance to people affected by the flash floods and re-establish basic services.

• Support the restoration of livelihoods and self-reliance.

07 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • Tropical Storm Son-Tinh caused heavy rains in 13 provinces and unprecedented flash floods in Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province. The water level is receding slowly, but road access remains difficult.

  • Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, five are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area as a National Disaster Zone.

  • Current identified needs are water, health, food, shelter and psychosocial support.

02 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • Tropical storm Son-Tinh affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province.

  • Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, out of which six are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area as a National Disaster Area.

  • The water level in the affected district is going down slowly but roads are still very muddy and difficult to access.

31 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical storm Son-Tinh has affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District. Attapeu Province. This is the largest flood the country has seen in the past ten years.

• Staff from several UN agencies participated in the initial rapid response with government staff and is finalizing their response plans.

• The UN activated five clusters, namely WASH, Health, Food Security and Nutrition, Shelter and Logistics. The clusters met to draft a detailed matrix showing needs, response and gaps.

31 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical storm Son-Tinh has affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District. Attapeu Province. This is the largest flood the country has seen in the past ten years.

• Response activities have begun with staff from several UN agencies joining government staff for rapid assessment teams on the scope of the disaster.

• The initial rapid assessment started on 26 July, clusters are using some of the report from the field for planning and finalizing their response plan and to confirm caseloads.

31 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Tropical storm Son-Tinh has affected many provinces causing heavy rainfall and flooding in Borkeo, Oudomxay, Xayaboury, Luang Prabang, Huaphan, Xiengkhuang, Bolikhamxay. Khammouan, Savannakhet, Xekong and Attapeu. This is the largest flood the country has seen in the past ten years.

  • The report will focus on the most seriously affected areas of Sanamxay District. Attapeu Province.

25 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rainfall over past few days in Attapeu Province has resulted in dangerously high river and dam levels.

  • An incident at the Xepien-Xenamnoy Hydropower dam construction in Attapeu province resulted in flash flooding, with eight villages affected.

    1. Ban Mai
  1. Ban HinLath

  2. Ban ThaSengchan

  3. Ban Thahintai

  4. Ban Sanong

  5. Ban Thae

  6. Ban Phonsa-ath

  7. Ban Nongkhae

30 Aug 2013 description

This report is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Office of the Government of Lao PDR. It covers the period to August 29, 2013. Further reports will be issued as the situation requires.

Highlights/Key Priorities

  • Several provinces in the Northern and Central part of Laos were flooded due to heavy continuous rainfall from June - August, as well as the influence of Typhoone JEBI and Mongkhut.

27 Aug 2013 description

This report is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Office of the Government of Lao PDR. It covers the period to August 23, 2013. Further reports will be issued as the situation requires.

I. Highlights/Key Priorities

• continuous heavy rainfall during June to August and the influences of the JEBI and Mongkhut typhoons that have recently blown to the north of Lao PDR have resulted in many provinces in the Northern and Central part of Laos being flooded

19 Jan 2010 description

Situational Overview

The Government and humanitarian partners continue to respond to the emergency and early recovery needs resulting from the typhoon Ketsana in the five affected southern provinces of Lao PDR.

Cluster Response as of 19 January 2010 Food Security

As of 31 December 2009, WFP had distributed 4,400 tons of rice and canned fish, which is an increase of 2,523 tons from the November distributions.

During the months of January to March 2010 an additional 136,716 people will receive food aid in the four affected provinces.

The INGOs working with WFP to …

18 Dec 2009 description

Situational Overview

- Response activities at the provincial and district levels are on-going. Coordination of response is being done through the cluster mechanism at the national level, while at the provincial level cluster partners are working in liaison with the Provincial Disaster Structures and ministerial departments

01 Dec 2009 description

Situational Overview

- The Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Joint Assessment Report entitled Impact and Needs arising from the September 2009 Ketsana Typhoon, 18 to 24 October 2009 has been finalized and is available on the UN Lao web:

Direct link: http://www.unlao.org/Disaster/KETSANA_ASSESSMENT_REPORT_FINAL_17Nov.pdf

Page link:

23 Oct 2009 description

Situational Overview

Following the destruction caused by Typhoon Ketsana to the southern Provinces of Lao PDR, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 9 October 2009, held a press conference to appeal for international assistance and report on the accessed damage and immediate needs of the affected people.

20 Sep 2008 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Heavy rainfall in and around the Mekong watershed caused the most severe floods in living memory in Lao PDR between 12 and 18 August. The Northern and Central regions of Laos were particularly severely affected, according to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), with flash floods reported which caused eleven deaths. Across the entire country, the NDMO estimates that a total of 204,189 people were affected in 866 villages of 53 districts across eleven provinces.

19 Sep 2008 description

Vientiane - September 19, 2008: Disease, malnutrition and loss of livelihoods are among the threats facing hundreds of communities hit by recent floods in Lao PDR, according to the Government of Lao PDR and the United Nations, as it appealed for nearly $ 10 million in urgent humanitarian aid.

Over 200,000 people in eleven provinces lost farmland, infrastructure and homes when the river Mekong and many of its tributaries burst their banks following torrential rains in mid-August. Provinces in the north …